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  • 7 months ago

    IM dpruess

    Bc4 has been the main move for ever and ever for the very reason you give: to not trap the bishop. But every  move has its pluses and minuses: d4 takes control of the center faster, and threatens to recapture the pawn on f4 faster, which would free the bishop on c1 (which sometimes gets stuck because of the f4-pawn).

    one has to analyze and practice to learn over time which move is better and for what reasons.

  • 7 months ago

    theunderground702

    I'm sorry but I have to ask why you choose to play 4.d4 instead of Bc4? With 4.Bc4 you no longer have a trapped bishop, all other things seemingly being equal.

    I love your videos and your game commentary dpruess -

  • 8 months ago

    IM dpruess

    glad you enjoyed the videos. yes, Ng4+ which I did not mention deals with Be5 just as well as Nc4+. as you say, black is doomed either way: down a pawn with a positional disadvantage.

  • 8 months ago

    apsuRE

    Hey David. Really enjoyed your KG series.. 

    On 17:20 white must not play Be5 because of Ng4+. Not because of Nc4+ as you mentioned in your video.

     

    I guess Black is doomed either way, but it was a small detail that I saw while watching your video.

  • 12 months ago

    IM dpruess

    wasted, glad to hear you enjoy a good KG as much as i do.

    hobojoe, absolutely! i did it, and i lived to tell the tale of how much fun it was. i think you would too!

  • 16 months ago

    TheRealHobojoe

    would you recamend moving your king up as white? how would this look if black had thought of P d5?

  • 16 months ago

    wasted85

    Glad I found this.  I got hit with the Be7 response in a blitz game not long ago and had never seen it before.  Also glad I found the rest of your king's gambit vids I live and die by it.

  • 22 months ago

    Lanky_9

    Thanks

  • 22 months ago

    IM dpruess

    your request is duly noted!

  • 22 months ago

    Lanky_9

    Hey David,

    I noticed in this video you mentioned a line of the Vienna Gambit (1. e4  e5  2. Nc3  Nf6 3. f4), which is one of my favourite openings and I wanted to know if you could get someone to do a video on that. I really want to know how similar it is to the King's Gambit positionally/tactically/developmentally in terms of how useful it is to know the main ideas and lines of the King's Gambit and how readily they transpose to the Vienna. 

    Thanks

  • 2 years ago

    IM dpruess

    you're welcome :)

  • 2 years ago

    Nagaraj_1973

    Thanks David. Amazing concepts...delivered perfectly..never thought KG has such deep possibilities

  • 2 years ago

    _primordial

    Thanks, great simple intro.

  • 2 years ago

    jmetpally

    what????????a kd4 thats cuul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2 years ago

    DrFrank124c

    Great video and I appreciate the fact that you included the PGN with the video so that I can go over the game again. I just luv the KG and play it often and would appreciate more videos on this opening!

  • 2 years ago

    ChenGJ

    nice end to this series.

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    hi caveman, if you play h4 on move 4 after 3...Be7, then black has a very good response Nf6, attacking your e4 pawn, and then later the knight will be very strong on either g4 or h5 and you won't be able to deal with it. h4 is an almost useless move, so you should try hard to find alternative moves when possible.

  • 3 years ago

    caveman13

    I play the King's Gambit a lot, and moving the king blocking both bishop and queen never entered my mind as a good response to Be7. In the times that I've seen Be7, I've responded with h4 to make the rook another protector of the h4 square, and then working to castle queenside. Could you examine that and give me some feedback please? I know it doesn't develop the center immediately, but I've gotten a good central control this way before after d4 preparing to get the pawn back and get my king to safety queenside. I've only seen Be7 a few times, so I'm not the most familiar with it and would like your opinion on h4 as a response. Thanks for the great videos on my favorite opening! 

  • 3 years ago

    IM dpruess

    wow, thanks, mredus.

  • 3 years ago

    mredus

    Without a doubt, all of the titled players that contribute to Chess.com bring something special to the table, but as far as video lessons go IM Pruess puts out the best videos. Your videos are well organized and perfectly paced, you communicate effectively and best of all you're HILARIOUS and you keep it fun. I love studying chess but it can easily get boring sometimes, your awesome attitude and teaching style makes it easier to stay focused on what's going on. Thanks a million!

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